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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 899225.015 - Vesuvius U S A Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 899225.015
Report ID: 0521700
Date Opened: 04/04/2013

Site Address:
Vesuvius U S A Corporation
333 State Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Mailing Address:
333 State Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 327125/Nonclay Refractory Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/12/2013

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 10/17/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 812431
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,000
Current Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C05 II D 09/11/2013 10/07/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 09/11/2013 10/07/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 D04 I 09/11/2013 10/07/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100147 F04 09/11/2013 10/07/2013 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 42985.015
Event: 04/04/2013
Employee Is Decapitated And Killed

At 6:55 a.m. on April 4, 2013, Employee #1, a machine operator, was working at a non-clay refractory manufacturer. The employee entered a mixer on line #6 to pe rform a clean out procedure. The clean out of the mixer was required because of a change from one product to another. The mixer blades became energized while Em ployee #1 was performing the clean out duties. The mixer blades decapitated Empl oyee #1, killing him.

Keywords:caught in, cleaning, decapitated, lockout/tagout, machinist, mixer, mixer blade, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 899225.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified
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